Reading Track Cycling League has a stable of eight modern Derny pacing motors that are used both in training and races at the Velodrome.

In 2000 the inaugural National Derny Paced Championship was promoted by the Track League and held at Palmer Park Velodrome.

For ‘Reading Track B and C League’ Derny Racing ONLY there is a MAX GEAR restriction of 92in which gives a rollout distance of 7.34 metres. The gearing of the first 3 riders in each heat and final will be checked.

For information regarding Dernys contact: Paul Stedman.

Derny Charges

The Derny Pacing Motors are the property of Reading Track Cycling League and not part of the Palmer Park Stadium facilities.

The Dernys are available for use by other organisations for individual or group training sessions or race meetings..

Use of the Derny Pacing Motors are subject to the following provisions:-

  1. The following RTCL officials have keys to the Derny lock-up : –
    Gisela Bradbury and Martin Todd 
    Use of the Dernys may be arranged by contacting one of the above.
  2. Normally only RTCL accredited drivers will use the Dernys. The driver needs to have British Cycling Gold or Silver membership with a motor pace ‘B’ or ‘C’ endorsement. This is essential for insurance purposes.
  3. For group training sessions and race meetings, other than those organized by RTCL, at Palmer Park Velodrome a donation of £5/hour/Derny is required to cover the running costs.
  4. For individual one to one training sessions a similar donation of £5/hour/Derny is required to cover the running costs.
  5. To hire a Derny for a day is £30. To hire away from Palmer Park you are responsible for arranging transport and transport charges.
  6. Any emolument for the driver’s time is subject to negotiation with the nominated driver.
  7. If the intention is to use the recognised Tuesday or Thursday evening training sessions this first needs to be cleared with John Percy,  the resident coach. Sessions at any other time need to be arranged with the Palmer Park staff.

We are always keen to increase our pool of accredited drivers. Anyone who is Interested in being an accredited Derny pacer should contact Pip Taylor